Solan is situated in Karol
Mountain, which is on the Shimla-Kalka Highway. When visiting Shimla, Kulu, Manali, one
can pay a visit to this place too.
Solan is known for its beautiful valleys, its yearly shows called Shulini and also its
artistic warfare 'Thoda'. Solan is just 52 kms from Shimla, so via Shimla, is the nearest
and easiest way to get there. Buses and trains are available from Shimla.
Place of Visit:
25 kms from Solan, Kasauli is a beautiful tourist spot. In summer one sees endless
greenery of deodar and pine trees and in winter, snow covered earth. The Mall Road and
Monkey Point are well known here. One can find a number of good hotels to stay here.
21 kms from Solan, this attractive tourist spot is famous for its 150-year old public
school and a church.
Parks and Mini
Zoo: Close to the town of Solan are the Children's park, Jawahar
park and Mohan Park. In the Children's park is a mini zoo, where one can find
deer, wild cats and some rare birds.
This picnic spot is 20 kms from Solan. The river Giri flows along its sides.
5 km from the town, this cave is located at an altitude of 7000 ft . Karol Mountain is
clearly visible from Solan. This is known as Himalaya's most ancient and longest cave. It
reaches Pinjor Gardens.
This is famous for its jail. A number of freedom fighters, German and Irish
revolutionaries have spent time here. 15km from Solan are two English schools.
It is most famous for its pine trees and the longest tunnel on the Shimla-Kalka railway
line. It is 5 kms from Solan.
Fort of the Gurkha:
Situated on the 7000 ft high Dhar Mountain, this 300-year old fort was built by the
attacking Gurkhas of Nepal. The view from here of Shimla, Kasauli, Chail, and Karol is
Parmar University which teaches floriculture, is situated here. It is 12 km from
Solan. Flower and plants are inexpensive. This University is one of its kind in Asia.
This Monastery teaches "Ban", the oldest religion of Tibet. People from all over
the world visit this spot which is 15km from Solan on the Bagthan Road. Time and again,
dances, are organised here.
woollens in summer, heavy ones in winter.